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FILE - Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian walks the field before an NCAA college football game against Kentucky at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, file photo. New Texas coach Steve Sarkisian is building a staff that has a whole lot of Alabama flavor. The former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator formally announced most of his new staff on Friday, with three assistants coming with him from Alabama after winning the national championship two weeks ago.(Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

Sarkisian builds Texas Longhorns staff with Alabama flavor

Jan. 22, 2021 5:10 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New Texas coach Steve Sarkisian is building a staff that has a whole lot of Alabama flavor. The former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator formally announced most of his new Texas staff on Friday, with three assistants coming with him from Alabama after winning the national championship...

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien watches during an NFL football training camp in Houston. Alabama has hired former Texans coach O'Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the hiring on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. O'Brien is replacing Steve Sarkisian, who left to become head coach of the Texas Longhorns after the national championship game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Bama hires ex-Texans coach O'Brien as offensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2021 7:33 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — National champion Alabama has hired former Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the hiring on Thursday. O'Brien is replacing Steve Sarkisian, who left to become head coach of the Texas...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, then-Penn State special teams coordinator Charles Huff speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football team's media day in State College, Pa. Marshall has given Alabama’s Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)

Marshall hires Alabama assistant Huff as football coach

Jan. 17, 2021 6:50 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall has given Alabama’s Charles Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday. Huff spent the past two seasons as the Crimson Tide’s associate head coach and running backs coach and is widely known as a top recruiter. The...

Former 'Bama coach joins ex-player announcing mayoral run

Jan. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Gene Stallings, the last University of Alabama football coach to win a national championship before Nick Saban entered the picture, joined former player Martin Houston as the one-time running back announced his campaign for mayor. Stallings, who lives in Texas but came to Tuscaloosa...

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones passes against Ohio State during the second half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Jones among 4 Alabama underclassmen declaring for NFL draft

Jan. 14, 2021 4:19 PM EST

Four stars from Alabama's national championship team, including Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Mac Jones, are leaving early to enter the NFL draft. Jones, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, cornerback Patrick Surtain II and defensive lineman Christian Barmore announced their intentions to leave on Thursday...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian watches warm-ups before an NCAA football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Sarkisian made the most of his final game with Alabama and three of the most dangerous weapons in college football during the College Football Playoff national championship game against Ohio State on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

New Texas coach Sarkisian defends "The Eyes of Texas"

Jan. 12, 2021 8:37 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fresh off a national title with Alabama, Steve Sarkisian plans big changes to Texas' football program. “The Eyes of Texas” isn't one of them. At his introductory press conference Tuesday, Sarkisian defended the controversial school song and said his players will...

Alabama fans celebrate in the street in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Monday night, Jan. 11, 2021, after Alabama defeated Ohio State 52-24 in the NCAA college football national championship game in Miami Gardens, Fla. Many of the fans didn't take basic precautions against the coronavirus like wearing face masks. (Benjamin Flanagan/Alabama Media Group via AP)

Thousands party in streets after Alabama win, despite virus

Jan. 12, 2021 7:03 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of University of Alabama football fans partied in the street near campus after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State 52-24 for the national championship, ignoring pleas for safety at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in a celebration a top health official said Tuesday...

Alabama head coach Nick Saban and offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood hold the trophy after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Perfect Alabama finishes No. 1 in AP Top 25 for 12th time

Jan. 12, 2021 1:04 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alabama finished the season No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the 12th time, extending its record by completing the program’s first perfect season since 2009. The Crimson Tide were a unanimous No. 1 in the final poll, getting 61 first-place votes, after beating Ohio State 52-24...

Alabama head coach Nick Saban leaves the field after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Alabama's Nick Saban already working on chasing title No. 8

Jan. 12, 2021 11:25 AM EST

Nick Saban wasn't ready to contemplate his legacy moments after capturing a record seventh national championship “because you're always looking forward.” It was time to start chasing No. 8, after all. The Crimson Tide capped off a 13-0 season with a 52-24 win over Ohio State Monday night in the...

Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood kisses the the trophy after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Column: Another boring blowout in the era of super teams

Jan. 12, 2021 1:41 AM EST

By halftime, with Alabama clearly unstoppable and cruising toward a perfect season, the mind began to wander toward an obvious question. Has Nick Saban, the greatest coach in the history of college football, assembled the greatest team of them all? Certainly, a case can be made for a group that breezed through a...